Monday, August 21, 2006
Well, it made ME laugh.
Why would Beet Pulp pellets make anyone laugh? Well, I dunno, but I did.
Beet pulp pellets are a common horse feed. (They are a by-product of the Sugar Beet industry. Steam and shred Sugar Beets, squeeze all the sugar water out of them, and what you are left with is beet fiber. Press those into newspaper-grey pellets, and you can use them as livestock feed. It's a nutritious source of fiber, easily digestible, etc.)
A lot of people say you need to soak them thoroughly and feed them as a pasty mash added to grain, and some people feed beet pulp unsoaked. However, the first time you use these little grey power pellets, you will be AMAZED at how much water they can absorb, and how much volume they suddenly take up.
Here's a story about a woman who, with the unsolicited help of a squirrel, tried to discover exactly how much expansion took place.
Gave me the hiccups, I was laughing so hard. I keep imagining the sheer glee the squirrel felt upon discovering his beet pulp motherlode.
"And I'll put one over here. And I'll put one over here. Oo! One right here."